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Why the spendy garbage cans, benches?
To the Editor:
Like-minded neighbors in the Hazelwood area are interested in the cost of the “gold-plated” garbage cans and matching bus benches with Alaskan yellow cedar that are being installed along the Halsey/Weidler couplet.
Some believe this is a ridiculous use of our tax dollars. What was wrong with the concrete cans and good old bus benches that are all over the city?
If you have this information, please print it for us. I think many will be interested to know.
Also, please share any information you have on the cost of installation. It appears that this project would be much more cost effective if the installations were included in the gateway revamp project rather than done individually.
Avid reader and confused taxpayer,
Editor’s Note: The Memo has been covering this project since its inception. One article that applies (“Halsey-Weidler work group gets grants for benches, trashcans”) appeared in the March 2015 issue.